Making Access Happen (MAH) Toolkit

Supports, learning modules, and resources is designed to provide a personalized, interactive learning experience for practitioners, providers and families in the support of evidence-based practices in early childhood settings.

The Main Idea: A Better IDEA?

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The new ESSA is only 10 years overdue and the last update of IDEA was in 2004. So the time is past due to update IDEA and one area where an update could help is with LRE and the Continuum of Alternative Services.


Natural and Least Restrictive Environments

For a child receiving services through an Extended IFSP, the natural environment is a setting that is natural or typical for a same-aged child without a disability; this may include the home or a community setting. To the maximum extent appropriate, early intervention or preschool special education and related services are provided in natural environments. […]